Dear Lucy Thank you so much for asking me if I needed help this Christmas. What a kind girl you are! As a matter of fact I do. My smallest reindeer is not very well, and needs someone to make him better before Christmas Eve. Starlight guides my sleigh through the night sky, so without him, I won't be able to deliver any presents. Go down to the shed at the bottom of your garden and you will find him. And Lucy, this is TOP SECRET! Lots of love from Santa Lucy has a big secret ...Santa's left her a little reindeer in the garden shed! But Starlight is poorly, and Santa won't be able to deliver any presents if he's not well in time. Can Lucy make Starlight better and save Christmas? A magical winter's tale about a very special friendship, just in time for Christmas, which includes lovely black and white illustrations.
What a delightful and alternative Christmassy book. Even before I had started reading the book Libby was so excited about this story as the illustration on the front cover of a very cute, glittery, white baby reindeer is very appealing. Lucy is a very thoughtful and kind little girl who loves taking care of animals, this Christmas is extra special with the very important job of reindeer animal sitting duties and on Christmas Day all her efforts and care pay off and she has the best Christmas ever. Both Libby and I thoroughly enjoyed this book, I have read so many different puppy and kitten books it was great to have a Christmas themed baby reindeer story for a change. Each evening Libby was entranced by the story of Lucy and Starlight and it was a joy to read. Any animal loving little girl will love this story and I will definitely be rereading this book each Christmas as it gives you that warm, magical Christmas feeling.